Onsite Activities at the Château

Staying at Château de la Barre means appreciating the place and soaking up the atmosphere. The charm of the wooded park and its colourful gardens will invite you to take a relaxing break in the heart of nature to start the day off. Back at the castle, why not discuss your plans with Count and Countess of Vanssay, who are full of ideas and contacts to make your stay an unforgettable experience enjoying every moment to the full.

It all begins with a visit of the castle with Count Guy de Vanssay, who has a wealth of stories and anecdotes about the castle and the Vanssay family. Thus he will take you through the meanders of the rich history of his home, including furniture from all eras, precious tapestries and prestigious fabrics. Here, seven centuries of history and ancestors contemplate you.

In one of the oldest parts of the castle, called The Fire Room, where the monumental fireplace made this place the only warm room in the manor and has now become a cosy lounge, you can play a game of pool while enjoying a vintage alcohol or a cigar specially selected by the Count.

Epicureans, for their part, will opt for a private cooking course, given in the kitchens of the castle, in the company of an expert chef. With his guidance, you will learn to prepare a delicious meal, enjoy the harvest of the vegetable garden according to the season, perhaps even crayfish and pike from the pond in the park. A pure natural pleasure for your taste buds which you will remember for a long time.

The Château’s park and its 40 hectares are ideal for activities in the heart of nature. True slow travel. Or perhaps you will be tempted by a hot air balloon escapade, a Shiatzu massage, or maybe decide to organize a special event in your life? Countess of Vanssay will then assist you in putting together the perfect family or friend gathering for a fun beautiful and meaningful celebration.

Grand Siecle Dinner

Grand Siecle Dinner

Experience the Grand Siècle Dinner in the Grande salle à manger. A prestigious meal served in the purest French gastronomic tradition, accompanied by great French wines, specially selected by the Count of Vanssay.

Wine Tasting

This is precisely the passion of the Count de Vanssay who offers no less than 170 different wines, all selected by him and aged on site in one of his incredible cellars. As a fine connoisseur, he will be pleased to guide you in your choice and make you taste his substantial drinks.

Wine Tasting Epicurean Experience
Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Want to get taller ? Dare to experience a hot air balloon ride from the castle park!

Cooking Classes

Lovers of good food, this activity is for you ! Cook like a chef and with a chef in the castle kitchens.

Cooking class
Unique Family Event

Family Event

What if your family event becomes a unique and privileged moment ? Organize your family meeting, celebrate your family’s key moments and enjoy sweet instants with your loved ones in a unique and intimate setting.


Say YES ! What could be more romantic than to unite for life in a setting as glamorous as the Château de la Barre ? The Countess will make the most beautiful day of your life an exceptional moment.

Wedding Planner